Modes of death in neonatal intensive care units.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135690
Title:
Modes of death in neonatal intensive care units.
Authors:
Finan, E; Bolger, T; Gormally, S M
Affiliation:
Dept of Neonatology, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Citation:
Modes of death in neonatal intensive care units. 2006, 99 (4):106-8 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135690
PubMed ID:
16972581
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16972581
Abstract:
With the ever-increasing availability of aggressive medical treatment and technical support, neonatologists are offered an increasing ability to prolong life. While "end-of-life" decisions within NICUs have been studied internationally, there is limited data available for Ireland. Through the auspices of the Irish Faculty of Paediatrics 2002 Neonatal Mortality Ouestionnaire, decisions made around the time of death in Irish Neonatal Intensive Care Units were examined. The overall response rate to the questionnaire was 96% (n=25). One hundred and eighty seven deaths were reported for 2002. Information pertaining to the mode of death was available in 53% of cases. Seventy seven percent of those paediatricians who answered this question, reported either withdrawing or withholding treatment in babies thought to have a hopeless outcome, with the greatest proportion of these deaths occurring in premature infants (n=30) and babies with congenital defects (n=40).
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Cause of Death; Decision Making; Health Surveys; Humans; Infant Mortality; Infant, Newborn; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Ireland; Questionnaires; Resuscitation Orders; Risk Factors; Terminal Care
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFinan, Een
dc.contributor.authorBolger, Ten
dc.contributor.authorGormally, S Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-08T14:05:42Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-08T14:05:42Z-
dc.date.issued2006-04-
dc.identifier.citationModes of death in neonatal intensive care units. 2006, 99 (4):106-8 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid16972581-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/135690-
dc.description.abstractWith the ever-increasing availability of aggressive medical treatment and technical support, neonatologists are offered an increasing ability to prolong life. While "end-of-life" decisions within NICUs have been studied internationally, there is limited data available for Ireland. Through the auspices of the Irish Faculty of Paediatrics 2002 Neonatal Mortality Ouestionnaire, decisions made around the time of death in Irish Neonatal Intensive Care Units were examined. The overall response rate to the questionnaire was 96% (n=25). One hundred and eighty seven deaths were reported for 2002. Information pertaining to the mode of death was available in 53% of cases. Seventy seven percent of those paediatricians who answered this question, reported either withdrawing or withholding treatment in babies thought to have a hopeless outcome, with the greatest proportion of these deaths occurring in premature infants (n=30) and babies with congenital defects (n=40).-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16972581en
dc.subject.meshCause of Death-
dc.subject.meshDecision Making-
dc.subject.meshHealth Surveys-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant Mortality-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshIntensive Care Units, Neonatal-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshResuscitation Orders-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshTerminal Care-
dc.titleModes of death in neonatal intensive care units.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDept of Neonatology, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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